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Bessemer Farms owner Don Bessemer talks about the Food Safety Modernization Act that has forced his retirement and the layoffs of 30 employees. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Bessemer Farms owner Don Bessemer, 70, a third generation farmer, contends that the layers of government and the Food Safety Modernization Act has forced his retirement. Bessemer, the only working farm in the city of Akron, is no longer growing vegetables. Farmers are now required to track their produce and how it is handled from seed to sale. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
The Food Safety Modernization Act has forced third-generation farmer Don Bessemer, 70, of Bessemer Farms to retire. Bessemer Farms, the only working farm in the city of Akron, is no longer growing vegetables due to the new rules and regulations required by the new laws. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)